Breathe the Fullness of Life: Healthy Humidity Edition3 minute read
What Breathing the Fullness of Life Can Mean for You
AprilAire knows that Healthy Air shapes all aspects of our lives. It plays a key role in our wellness, while also bringing us everyday, practical benefits. Combined, Healthy Air can help us create the perfect balance in our worlds, proving the air we breathe truly matters. Speaking of balance, let’s explore how Healthy Humidity in your home can benefit you, your family, and your community.
What is Healthy Humidity?
Most people probably think it’s the temperature in their homes that dictates comfort and air quality. While this is true, humidity also plays an important role in how safe and energy efficient the entire home is. At AprilAire, we believe keeping your home’s humidity in the Healthy Humidity Zone (between 40% and 60%) will lead to a number of benefits, both in your everyday life and in the larger scope.
The Potential to Live Better
It’s no secret that high humidity can be really uncomfortable, especially when we sleep. But it’s not just feeling uncomfortable lying in bed. High humidity levels can actually increase the number of times we wake up, which can reduce the amount of deep, restful sleep we get. That deep REM sleep is important for bodily recovery and memory.
Lower Your Stress Levels
We all want to lower our stress levels, but sometimes it’s not just our daily tasks and responsibilities that cause our stress. When we are exposed to great heat or humidity, our body systems find it harder to function and compensate. Overheating can cause weakness, headaches, and dizziness. Maintaining balanced humidity is an easy way to help keep stress levels down, both physical and mental, and keep us functioning at our best!
Even Fight Illness!
Here’s a fun fact: Studies have shown that flu viruses thrive in dry air environments. Other viruses, molds, and pollutants tend to like either excessively dry or damp conditions as well. Humans, on the other hand, are most comfortable and healthy in a nice, sweet spot between 40% and 60%. Keeping your air balanced is not only best for you but will keep you safe from various airborne illnesses that thrive in extreme environments.
The Power of Practical Science
Enjoy Energy Savings
If you notice your energy costs are higher than they should be, it might be because your air is not being cared for properly. Having balanced humidity prevents your air conditioner or furnace from working overtime, thus saving you money on future energy costs.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Owning a home is an investment, and one day you might want to cash in on that investment. If you’re not focusing on the air in your home, it could be causing damage that you aren’t seeing until it’s too late. Dry air can lead to cracked wood, while damp air contributes to harmful mold growth and pests. Having proper humidity keeps your home safe and can help you in the long run.
Even Help Save the Planet with ENERGY STAR®!
Wouldn’t it be great to know that the choices you make have a greater impact on the environment? AprilAire has worked on creating cost AND energy-efficient products and has received certifications from ENERGY STAR®, the nation’s leading innovation and energy efficiency expert. Our new e-series™ Dehumidifiers, recognized as ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2021, have increased energy efficiency and removal capacity without sacrificing ease of install or their wide variety of install applications.
Connect with a Healthy Air Hero for the Full Benefits Today!
At AprilAire, we want you to breathe Healthy Air in your home every day to help you realize the benefits of better health, less stress, and greater cost and energy savings. Healthy Humidity is a great place to start, but be sure to check out all of our whole-home solutions and systems designed to manage air purity, fresh air supply, and more. Find an AprilAire Healthy Air Pro near you, because everyone deserves to Breathe the Fullness of Life.